Vow Inspo From an Unlikely Source

Love is being stupid together.

Paul Valery

Okay, so this is a post I AM embarrassed to write!

Hey, during the pandemic for many of us our taste in TV viewing went sideways. A friend of mine, a bright, witty, PBS kind-of woman, recently emailed me that she had been watching “The Good Witch” on The Hallmark Channel.

In one episode, the mayor of the town officiates a wedding and prefaces the Exchange of Vows with a poem – proving that wedding inspiration can come from the most unlikely of sources!

I took that poem and refashioned it into a vow that can be offered antiphonally.

Perhaps these poignantly powerful sentiments capture what is in your heart. . .


‘I do’ means I do know I could be hurt, but I am ready to be healed with you.


‘I do’ means I do want to try, even when the fear of failure holds me back.


‘I do’ means I do not know the future, but I am ready to be surprised with you along the way.


‘I do’ means I do want your love & I do give you mine.

‘I do’ means I do know that nothing we do will ever be the same, because we will be doing it all together.

Officiant: Do you, _____ take _______ to be your wife / husband, promising to be true to her /him, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, promising to love her / him and honor her / him all the days of your life?


Are you thinking of writing personal vows to each other?

If so, I invite you to check out my book –


How to Write Your Vows: Giving Voice to What Is Deep Within

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